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    Never seen these useless things either! "Ductless" exhaust fans in the bathrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Never seen these useless things either! "Ductless" exhaust fans in the bathrooms.
    You haven't? Used to install them in condos in Miami-Dade all the time, wrote an exception in the code to allow for them as they were listed and labeled and had that charcoal filter doo-dad.

    Then someone got wise and realized that, even though they are called "fart fans" (that was the reason for the charcoal filter - odor control) they really were supposed to be for exhausting the excess humidity *not* odor control, and that those little old charcoal filters did nothing for excess humidity.

    After a few code cycles that exception disappeared.

    In the meantime, though, thousands and thousands were installed in condos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Never seen these useless things either! "Ductless" exhaust fans in the bathrooms.

    I have one in my bathroom. They are useless. One thing with mine is you can put a carbon filter in it. I guess we know what that is for cause it does nothing else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    ...One thing with mine is you can put a carbon filter in it....
    Yep. That's what's in my left hand in the photo.

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    Didn't even realize what you were holding. Mine is a little different


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    Mine is a little different

    John said his was "useless" ... your is different than that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    John said his was "useless" ... your is different than that?

    Mine is less than useless. Put a piece of paper against it and it won't hold it up.


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